HUDSON COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE BUSINESS PROGRAMS
Computer Programming 101 will take place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from July 1 to July 29 at 6 to 9 p.m. The course will cost $349 and is designed for individuals with basic computer skills with little programming knowledge. Hudson County Community College is located at 162 Sip Ave., Jersey City. For information or to register call 201-360-4224 or email email@example.com.
"A.J. MEERWALD" SAILING AND TOURS
Hudson County and other residents will have the chance to sail New York Bay on the A.J. Meerwald, as well as take part in some dock-side tours, during the next few weeks. During the sailing trip and tours, people can learn about the oyster industry, the ship’s history, help hoist the sails, or simply relax and enjoy the views of the Statue of Liberty and Manhattan. The sailing trips will be held in the morning (10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) on June 28 and July 5; in the afternoon (1:30 to 4 p.m.) today through Tuesday, Thursday through June 28, and July 3, 5, 6, 11, 14, and 15; and in the evening (6 to 8:30 p.m.) today, Monday and Tuesday, as well as July 3, 5, 12 and 13. The dock tours will be from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and on July 14 and 15, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on July 4. For information, call 856-785-2060
JAZZ PROGRAM AT MILLER BRANCH LIBRARY
The Jersey City Free Public Library (JCPFL) will host a Jazz House Kids event today at 8 p.m. at the Miller Branch Library. The event, part of JCPFL’s Community Awareness Series, will feature one of Jazz House Kids’s several ensembles playing some classic jazz tunes originally composed in the 1950’s and 60’s. Jazz House Kids is a nonprofit organization based in Montclair that aims to increase student understanding of and appreciation for Jazz music by today’s young people. Jazz House Kids is led by Melissa Walker (its founder), and Christian McBride (its artistic chairperson), who was a 2014 Grammy Nominee. The Miller library is located at 489 Bergen Ave., Jersey City. For information, call 201-547-6907.
POLE POSITION RACEWAY’S ALZHEIMER’S EVENT
Pole Position Raceway in Jersey City will partner with the Alzheimer’s Association’s Greater New Jersey Chapter to raise awareness and funds surrounding its "Longest Day" event on today by hosting Go-Kart races from 10 a.m. to midnight. Participants are encouraged to contribute to Pole Position Raceway’s fundraising effort by purchasing races on its webpage, where all of the proceeds (or $30) will go directly to the Alzheimer’s Association’s Longest Day program. The program raises funds to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association’s efforts to combat Alzheimer’s disease. Pole Position Raceway will also donate $5 for each arrive and drive race that’s completed but was not purchased in advance. For information, or to donate, visit http://act.alz.org/site/TR/LongestDay/TheLongestDay?team_id=210696&pg=team&fr_id=5860.
BAYONNE BRIDGEMEN’S "TOURNAMENT OF STARS"
Bayonne’s Bridgemen Drum and Bugle Corps, which performed at last weekend’s Elks State Convention in Wildwood, will perform at the 9th annual "Tournament of Stars" today at 6 p.m. in Bayonne’s Veterans Stadium. Eight groups from throughout the Northeast will perform at the tournament, four of them in competition and the other four in exhibition. Tickets cost $15 for adults, $10 for kids, and those under 5 can attend for free. Concessions and souvenirs will be available. For information, visit www.bridgemen.com, or call 862-216-2407.
MOVIES AT GREENVILLE BRANCH LIBRARY
The Greenville Branch Library will show "The Hunger Games – Catching Fire" today at 1 p.m., and "Iron Man & Hulk – Heroes United" on June 28 at 1 p.m. The library is located at 1841 Kennedy Blvd., Jersey City. For information, call 201-547-4553. All movies will be free of charge.
CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION TRAINING PROGRAM IN JERSEY CITY
Miracle Temple Church Hall will facilitate a child abuse prevention training program called "Stewards of Children" on June 28 from 10 a.m. to noon, as put together by the group Choices. Patrina Wright from Patrina Wright Ministries is the guest speaker. The Choices organization works to educate people across the country on how they can help fight the sexual abuse of children. Registration for its training program costs $10 per person, which goes toward the packet that participants will receive. Doors open at 9 a.m. The church is located at 166 Monticello Ave., Jersey City. For information, contact Phyllis Cuffie at 201-687-0770.
2014 JUNE TRAIL CLEAN UP
The Jersey City Reservoir Preservation Alliance will have its June 2014 Trail clean-up today from 10 a.m. to noon, which will entail removing trash and pruning back brush growth in order to beautify the reservoir. Pre-registration is not required, but participants should bring their own gloves and pruners. For information, call 201-656-5235, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
OGDEN’S END COMMUNITY GARDEN
The Ogden’s End Community Garden will host a benefit fundraiser today from 3 to 6 p.m. at the backyard of 277 Webster Ave. The fundraiser will entail a barbecue and a selection of beverages, and there is a suggested minimum donation of $20. Guests are also encouraged to bring any empty wine bottles they have to help the community garden’s largest community bed. For information, email email@example.com.
JERSEY CITY’S FARMER’S MARKET RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY
The Jersey City West Side’s first farmer’s market, located at Lincoln Park, will have a ribbon cutting ceremony near the park’s water foundation, off West Side Ave., tomorrow from 11 to 11:30 a.m. County Executive Tom De Gise, Mayor Steve Fulop, and other Jersey City and Hudson County leaders will be present for the ceremony. The farmer’s market itself, sponsored by the West Side Community Alliance (WSCA), will operate every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. from June 22 to Nov. 2 to give West Side residents a chance to shop for locally grown fresh groceries. For information, call Mira Prinz Arey at 646-281-1058.
"DIVERSITY SUNDAY" AT 9TH & COLES TAVERN
The 9th & Coles Tavern will host Diversity Sunday, a fundraiser to benefit the Mathew Shepard Foundation, tomorrow from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Shepard’s mother, Judy Shepard, will be honored as a special guest. Donations will be accepted at the door. For those who can’t donate, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1420783841524814/. The tavern is located at 174 Coles St, Jersey City. For information, call 201-839-5604.
6TH BOROUGH MARKET IN JERSEY CITY
The 6th Borough Market in Jersey City will have its farmer’s market events at its new location on Montgomery St. & Marin Blvd. (behind Jersey City’s City Hall, and only 2 blocks away from the Grove Street PATH Station) this year starting tomorrow, and contimnuing on July 20, August 10, Sept. 14, and Oct. 19 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information, please visit www.6thboroughmarket.com, its Facebook page at Facebook.com/6thboroughmarket, or follow it on twitter through @6thBMarket.
PLAY GOLF AT BAYONNE
The Bayonne Golf Club will host an unforgettable day of golf on Monday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event will include one-round competitions, awards for best costumes, single malt scotch whiskey tasting, cocktail reception and dinner. The golf club is located at 1 Lefante Way, Bayonne. For information call 201-823-4800.
KPL WORLD CUP CELEBRATION
The Kearny Public Library will live stream a World Cup game on Monday at the lower level of the Main Library, located at 318 Kearny Ave, Kearny. For information, 201-998-2666, or visit www.kearnylibrary.org.
2014 SUMMER READING PROGRAM AT JERSEY CITY MAIN LIBRARY
The Jersey City Free Public Library (JCFPL) will have this year’s summer reading program from Monday to August 15, which will feature movies, games, fun book reads, trips, live performances, and more. For kids (Grades K through 5), there will be movies on Mondays at 11:30 a.m., Reading Clubs on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Fridays from noon to 2 p.m., Illustrate-a-Story days from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., and crafts days on Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For Young adults (Grades 6 through 8), there will be Book Chat on Mondays and Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m., crafts on Wednesdays from 2 to 3 p.m., movies on Thursdays at 2 p.m., and Fun Fridays from 2 to 4 p.m. Registration began on June 2, and is available at the Main Library’s Bonetti Children’s room on the first floor, and at all 9 branch libraries. The Main library is located at 472 Jersey Ave., Jersey City. For information, call 201-547-4519.
The Bayonne Recreation division will partner with Elevation Tennis to provide tennis lessons at Thomas DiDomenico Park, located on 16th St., Bayonne on Tuesday and Thursday. Everyone aged 11 and up is welcome, and Elevation Tennis will provide training at all levels, from newcomers to competition level athletes. Youths under 16 will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on training days, with everyone else meeting from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. The program costs $90 per person, and registration is available online at www.elevationtennis.com. For information, call Pete Amadeo at 201-858-6129.
"BUILD YOUR MARKETING TOOLKIT" SEMINAR IN JERSEY CITY
Hudson County Community College (HCCC)’s Culinary Conference Center will partner with Constant Contact, a consulting firm, to host the "Build Your Marketing Tool Kit" Seminar and Lunch on Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with Constant Contact’s Maria Semple as the guest speaker. The seminar will educate businesses about the four most important building blocks for marketing success, as well as how different marketing activities fit with each other. The seminar will take place at the conference center, located at 161 Newkirk Street (on the corner of Sip Avenue), Jersey City. To register, visit http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e9ceoek665f685e4&llr=9lecsecab. For information, call the conference center at 201-360-5300.
BUSINESS CONTRACTING BREAKFAST WORKSHOP AT HCCC
The Hudson County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a "Breakfast for Business" workshop on Wednesday from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at Hudson County Community College’s (HCCC’s) Culinary Conference Center. The workshop will teach business owners how they could gain more clientele by winning procurement contracts from numerous firms. The event costs $35 for the general public, and chamber of commerce members can take part for free. The conference center is located at 161 Newkirk St., Jersey City. For information, or to register for the event, visit http://hudsonchamber.chambermaster.com/events/details/chamber-event-procurment-workshop-with-choose-nj-523
ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS CEREMONY
The HCBF will host its annual scholarship awards dinner on Thursday starting at 6 p.m. at Puccini’s Restaurant, located at 1064 Westside Avenue, Jersey City. For information, call HCBF at 201-798-4708.
MOVIES AT HEIGHTS BRANCH LIBRARY
The Heights Branch Library will screen the "Still Mine" movie at free of charge for adults on Thursday at 1 p.m. The library is located at 14 Zabriskie Street, Jersey City. For information, call 201-547-4556.
HUDSON COUNTY PATRIOTIC HOME CONTEST
Hudson County’s 3rd Annual Patriotic Home Contest will run from now until Friday. Residents of any of the county’s 12 municipalities can participate by tweeting three photos of their homes decorated with patriotic symbols like the Liberty Bell on the lawn, flags posted on flag poles, mini-replicas of the Statute of Liberty, etc., to JCHudsonmedia, or emailing them firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for the contest is June 27, on three grand prizes of $500 in cash and a mayor’s plaque from the Jersey City mayor. For more information, call 201-963-6700.
MOVIES AT PAVONIA BRANCH LIBRARY
The Pavonia Branch Library will present the "Philomena" movie free of charge for adults on June 30 at 4 p.m. It will also show the "Meet the Robinsons" movie for kids on Friday at 2 p.m. The library is located at 326 Eighth Street, Jersey City. For information, call 201-547-4808. All movies will be free of charge.
WOMEN’S DAY PROGRAM
Convenant Sons/UCAP Ministries will present a Women’s Day program on June 28 from 3 to 6 p.m. at Metropolitan AME Zion Church, Jersey City. Call Desiree at 201-971-1733 for information.
CLIMB OUT OF THE DARKNESS
Hoboken resident Lesley Neadel will host a Climb out of the Darkness fundraising walk on June 28 at 11 a.m. at Maxwell Place Park. The walk will start at the park, then go down and around Pier A, and then back up for a picnic lunch. The proceeds from the fundraising walk will benefit Postpartum Progress, Inc., which works to raise awareness about Postpartum depression and other related conditions. For information, call 914-589-2187, or email email@example.com.
CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION TRAINING PROGRAM IN JERSEY CITY
Miracle Temple Church Hall will facilitate a child abuse prevention training program called "Stewards of Children" on June 28 from 10 a.m. to noon, as put together by the group Choices. Patrina Wright from Patrina Wright Ministries is the guest speaker. The Choices organization works to educate people across the country on how they can help fight the sexual abuse of children. Registration for its training program costs $10 per person, whic goes toward the packet that participants will receive. Doors open at 9 a.m. The church is located at 166 Monticello Ave., Jersey City. For information, contact Phyllis Cuffie at 201-687-0770.
LATIN SAX CONCERT AT WEST NEW YORK CHURCH
The Church of St. Joseph and the Palisades will have a Latin Sax concert on June 28 at 8:15 p.m. at the Upper Church. The concert comes with a $10 per person donation, with children under 12 being admitted for free. Parking will be available for the event. The church is located at 6401 Palisade Ave. (near the corner with 65th St.), West New York. For information, call 201-854-7006.
HCCC’S "THE DESK SET"
Hudson County Community Colleges (HCCC)’s Center for Business and Industry will present a guest lecture on business related topics based on the "The Desk Set" on June 28 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. The guest lecture will be moderated by HCCC Vice President for Academic Affairs Eric Friedman, and will include theatre-style foods as well as a glass of wine or beer. The event will take place at the conference center, located at 161 Newkirk St. (on the corner of Sip Avenue), Jersey City. Tickets for the event cost $30 a person. For information, call Ana Chapman-McCausland at 201-360-4242, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
HAMILTON "BARK" FESTIVAL IN JERSEY CITY
The Liberty Humane Society will have its first annual Hamilton BARK Festival on June 29,(times TBD) at Hamilton Park, Jersey City, located off McWilliams Pl. The festival will entail music, beer, and food vendors; as well as service and product vendors, children’ amusements, 50/50 raffle, adoptable dogs and cats on site, and a GODZILLA CAT living art installation. For information, email email@example.com.
ST. DOMINIC ACADEMY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION GAMES
The St. Dominic Academy’s alumnae association will have a softball game at 11 a.m. on June 28 and a soccer game on June 29 at 11 a.m. to provide an opportunity for alumnae to get together and reconnect with one another. Those interested can take part in either the soccer game or football game, or both. The softball game will be at Allan Field, located at 96 Schuyler Avenue, North Arlington; and the soccer game will be the James Zadroga Skyline Field, located at 300 Schuyler Avenue, North Arlington. Participants may register alone or with a team. For information, call Anne O’Brien at 201-997-1635, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOBOKEN BABY PARADE
The Hoboken Historical Museum will have its 13th Annual Baby Parade on June 29 (rain date: July 6), starting at 1 p.m. During the parade, local parents and caregivers are encouraged to dress up themselves, their babies, toddlers and their carriages in costumes and other fine attire, as well as create mini-floats to display at the parade. The parade begins at Sinatra Park, located at Fifth Street and the Hudson River, and continues along the waterfront to Pier A. The Parade, which is sponsored by CarePoint Health and other local businesses, is free of charge registration starts at noon. To register, visit http://bit.ly/BabyParade14. For information, call Melissa Abernathy at 201-406-0033.
HUDSON RIVER’S "WALK THE WALKWAY"
The Hudson River Waterfront Conservancy is pleased to announce the fourth annual "Walk the Walkway" series on the Hudson River Walkway. The various walks will run from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and meet at various locations on different dates. A walk on June 29 will meet at The Hyatt Hotel, 2 Exchange Place, Jersey City. The walks on Sep. 7 and Sept. 28 will both meet at The Sheraton Hotel, 500 Harbor Blvd., Weehawken. The final walk on Oct. 12 will meet at the Zeppelin Beer Garden parking lot located at the end of Jersey Ave. The Zeppelin Beer Garden is located at 88 Liberty View Dr., Jersey City. To register or for details, contact Don Stitzenberg at email@example.com or 201-519-7057.
JERSEY CITY KAPPA LEAGUE EVENTS AT HCCC
The Jersey City Kappa League will hold its 4th Annual Achievement Awards Luncheon and its 2nd College Signing Day at the Hudson County Community College (HCCC)’s Culinary Center, on June 29, starting at 1 p.m. These events, sponsored by the Global Leadership and Achievement Foundation and the Jersey City Alumni of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., are meant to promote and honor young men of color for their academic achievements and aspirations. The event will entail acknowledging the Kappa League’s achievements, a segment where award winners will announce their colleges of choice, and an induction of the league’s newest members. In addition, the league will honor Earl Morgan, a Jersey Journal columnist, as a Jersey City, with its Distinguished Supporter of the Year award for his work supporting the program. To register for the event, visit http://globalleadershipaf.givezooks.com/events/the-4th-annual-achievement-awards-luncheon. For information, call L-Mani S. Viney at 201-965-8732, or email JCKappaleague@gmail.com.
JERSEY CITY 2014 SUMMER FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM
Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service have partnered with the Food and Nutrition Services of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for the 2014 Summer Food Service Program, which provides healthy summer breakfasts and lunches for qualified summer camps, daycares, not-for-profits, and faith based organizations. The program will run from June 30 to Aug. 15. For information, call Alita Carter, the program’s coordinator, at 201-547-5279.
JCITFF LAUNCH PARTY
The Jersey City International Television and Film Festival (JCITFF), a nonprofit which partners with New Jersey City University (NJCU) to support independent TV and fllm Production, will celebrate its debut with a "launch party" on July 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Battello restaurant. The launch party will include a cash bar and a free Hors d’ouevre, with donation accepted at the door. Mayor Steve Fulop, NJCU President Sue Henderson, and the NJCU Board of Trustees will also be present for the launch party. Batello is located at 502 Washington Rd., Jersey City, with parking available Newport North Garage at 561 Washington Blvd. For information, or to register, call 201-798-1798, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
JERSEY CITY FIREWORKS AND FREEDOM FESTIVAL
Mayor Steve Fulop and the Jersey City Council will present the "Jersey City Fireworks and Freedom Festival" on July 4 at its Liberty State Park. The festival will run from noon to 9 p.m., and will benefit the Fields of Honor foundation, which runs a college scholarship program for family members of fallen or wounded soldiers. The festival will include musical performances by Craig Morgan and Kristen Redmond, as well as a Budweiser Beer Garden Experience, Brewmaster Tour, and a Clydesdale show with a photo op session for attendees. The festival will also be followed by a fireworks display by Grucci from 9 to 10 p.m. Jersey City’s mayor and council, Budweiser, Suntex Marinas, The Jersey Journal, and NJ.com will all be sponsoring this event. For information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/323186257831138/?ref_notif_type=plan_user_invited&source=1.
OPEN DOOR NJNY BIKEATHON FUNDRAISER
Moses Lee, a board member of The Open Door NJNY, will do a bikeathon travel by bicycle from Boston to New York on July 5 and 6 to raise funds to help expand its programs. Lee’s fundraising goal is to raise $10,000, and community members are strongly encouraged to sponsor the bikeathon. The Open Door NJNY is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping immigrants integrate into American society by offering English, citizenship, and computer language classes. For information, call 973-780-3818. To help contribute, visit https://www.crowdrise.com/TheOpenDoor/fundraiser/moseslee1.
HCCC FOUNDATION FUNDRAISER
The Hudson County Community College (HCCC) Foundation will hold its 12th Annual Golf Outing Fundraiser on July 7 at Forrest Hill Field Club in Bloomfield. Check-in time and breakfast starts at 8 a.m., with the event itself to happen at 9:30 a.m., and refreshments will be served on the course. An awards ceremony for the outing’s sponsors will take place at 2 p.m. For information, call the College’s Office for Development at 201-360-4006, or email Mr. Sansone at email@example.com.
METROPOLITAN WATER ALLIANCE MEETING AND ANNUAL CITY OF WATER DAY
The Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance will host the 7th Annual City of Water Day on July 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. MWA’s City of Water Day brings together thousands of mariners, paddlers, rowers, activists and families in a day-long celebration of the potential of the water for the community. The City of Water Day will take place Maxwell Place Park, Sinatra Dr., Hoboken. For information contact the MWA at 212-935-9831.
RESAVIAN CLUB AT JERSEY CITY RESERVOIR
The Jersey City Reservoir Preservation Alliance is starting a bird-watching club called "The ResAvian Club", and is welcoming people of all ages, regardless of previous bird-watching experience, to join the club. The club’s first event will be on July 12 from 7 to 8 a.m. Space is limited to 30 people, and will be allotted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Those interested in joining should email firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject title "ResAvian", and provide their name, email address, phone number, and what bird-watching experience, if any, that they have. For information, call 201-656-5235, or email email@example.com.
SUMMER RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM
The New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Foundation has announced the launch of the "College, Career, Ready, Academy", a summer residential program for high potential high school students entering their freshman sophomore and junior years. The program will take place at various colleges including New Jersey City University from July 14 to July 18. The program will accept 50 students for each college. Students will learn what colleges and employers expect, gain valuable insights and skills that can be used during the college admissions and career planning processes, and experience college and employment interviews. For details about the program, costs, staff, instructional content and registration visit www.CollegeCareerReadyAcademy.org or call 609-789-5279.
TALES OF OUR CITIES BOOK FESTIVAL SCOUTING
The Jersey City Free Public Library is now scouting for book authors, poets, spoken word artists, musicians, performers, vendors, publishers and sponsors for its annual book festival. "Tales of Our Cities", which will be held Sept. 2 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will take place at a new venue – Grove Street Plaza – in the heart of Downtown Jersey City. The application deadline for participants is July 21. For information visit jclibrary.org.
REBU BUSINESS SOLUTIONS
Rebu Business Solutions will have a 4-day Project Management Profession (PMP) Exam Prep Course from July 21 to 24. The course will entail individualized attention and training from experienced industry professionals to help exam candidates learn the skills and strategies needed to pass the exam, which is one of the most widely used credentials for project management used by many industries. Registration costs $1,299 per person, with group discounts available. For information, visit www.leadyourprojects.com.
ST. ANNE’S ANNUAL FESTIVAL
St. Anne’s Church will have its annual festival at its location on 3545 Kennedy Blvd. (corner of Congress St.) in Jersey City from July 25 to 27. The festival will feature entertainment, food, games and prizes. The festival will run on July 25 from 6 to 11 p.m., July 26 from 4 to 11 p.m., and July 27 from noon to 11 p.m. On July 27, the festival will also include a noon mass, followed by a band procession and then the festival’s regular activities, as well as a 50/50 Raffle Drawing at 10 p.m. For information, call 201-360-0838.
FASHION OPENING NIGHT
Jersey City Fashion Week will bring high fashion back to Jersey City from Sept. 24 to Sept. 28. An opening VIP reception will take place to network with special guests on Sept. 25 from 6 to 10 p.m. The reception will take place at VB3, 475 Washington Blvd, Jersey City. Tickets are $30 in advance and $40 at the door. Visit firstname.lastname@example.org for sponsorship opportunities. For information call 201-420-4823.
MISS COLUMBUS APPLICANTS
The Jersey City Columbus parade committee is now accepting applications for Miss Columbus: The contestant must be of Italian origin- between the ages of 14 to 16 years of age. The parade is scheduled for Oct. 11. For complete information, contact Michael Ricciardoneat (201)-653-0545.
FREE INFORMATION SESSION FOR FALL EUROPEAN CRUISE
The Hudson County Chamber of Commerce will partner with Chamber member Jet Vacations to present an all inclusive riverboat cruise vacation through Switzerland, France, Germany, and the Netherlands on Oct. 19. An information session for the cruise will take place on May 9 from 12 to 1 p.m. The session will take place at the Hudson County Chamber of Commerce, 857 Bergen Ave., Jersey City. For information call 201-386-0699.
NEW JERSEY PAELLA FESTIVAL AND COOK-OFF
The Paella For the World organization, in partnership with the New Jersey Restaurant Association and the American Academy of Gastronomy-East Chapter, will hold the New Jersey Paella Festival and cook-off on Oct. 25 from 2 to 10 p.m. at the Hudson County Community College (HCCC)’s Culinary Arts Institute (CAI). The festival will entail famous chefs from Spain showing how to prepare authentic Paellas, the cook-off itself, dish presentations, a gala dinner, wine tastings, and samplings of olive oil, paellas, and other Mediterranean diet products. It will also award the Paella for the World Lifetime Achievement Award to two individuals who have made significant competitions to promoting Paella and other Mediterranean cuisine among New Jersey residents. In addition, Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto will officially inaugurate the event and read the proclamation making Oct. 25 as New Jersey Paella Day. The CAI is located at 161 Newkirk St. (on the corner of Sip Avenue, Jersey City). For information, call 201-360-5300.
MARIST HIGH SCHOOL HALL OF FAME NOMINATIONS
The Marist High School Hall of Fame Committee is accepting written nominations for 2014 candidates. The 2014 Marist High School Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, its Tenth Anniversary, is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 22. Nomination letters may be submitted by email to email@example.com To ensure your email will be accepted, please include "Hall of Fame Nomination" in your subject field. You may also mail nominations to Marist High School at 1241 Kennedy Blvd in Bayonne. All nominations received until the March 14, 2014 deadline will be considered. Call 201-437-4545 for information.
FALUN DAFA MEDITATION PROGRAM
The Five Corners Branch Library will have a Falun Dafa Meditation Program, which teaches meditation techniques that help people harmonize themselves with Truthfulness, Benevolence, and Forbearance, every Monday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to everyone. Please visit www.falundafa.org. The library is located at 678 Newark Ave, Jersey City. For information, call 201-547-4543.
CIRCUS AND ACROBATIC ARTS CLASSES IN JERSEY CITY
Guinevere Plaza, owner of Aerial Acrobat Entertainment, will offer circus and acrobatic arts classes on Mondays and Thursdays from June 2 until August 21 at Next Step Broadway, located at 233 9th St., Jersey City. The course will teach skills such as juggling, trapeze, hula-hoop, plate-spinning, unicycle, and other things. It is open to walk-ins throughout the 12 week period, and both children and adults are welcome. For information, call 201-322-3550, or visit AerialAcrobatEntertainment.com.
HCCC’S CULINARY CAFE
The Hudson County Community College (HCCC)’s Culinary Conference Center offers a Culinary Café meeting every Tuesday from noon to 1:30 p.m. The café prepares multi-course meals with vegetarian, vegan, and seasonal foods options, for various types of business events, as well as social events like graduations and weddings. The conference center is located at 161 Newkirk St. (on the corner of Sip Avenue), Jersey City. For information, call 201-360-5300, or visit http://culinaryconferencecenter.com/menus.htm.
KINSHIP CAREGIVER SUPPORT PROGRAM
The Five Corners Branch Library will hold a Kinship Caregiver Support Group Program, presented in cooperation with the State of New Jersey Kinship Navigator Program, on the second Tuesday of every month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The library is located at 678 Newark Ave, Jersey City. For information, call 201-547-4543.
LIBRARY TOURS AT MILLER
The Miller Branch Library will hold weekly tours every Friday from 11 a.m. to noon. Reservations are required. The library is located at 489 Bergen Avenue, Jersey City. For information, call 201-547-4551.
WEST BERGEN LIBRARY CROCHET CLUB
West Bergen Library will host weekly Crochet Club meetings every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m., all ladies are welcome. The library is located at 476 West Side Avenue, Jersey City. For information, call 201-547-4554.
BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS COURSES AT MILLER
The Miller Branch Library will offer basic computer skills class on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon and Wednesdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The classes will be held on the second floor, and David Stevenson will be the instructor. All adults are welcome, but space is limited, so early registration is encouraged. The library is located at 489 Bergen Avenue, Jersey City. For information, call 201-547-4551.
BAYONNE FERAL CAT FOUNDATION BUS RIDE
The Bayonne Feral Cat Foundation will host a bus ride to Mt. Airy on June 29. The trip costs $35 with $25 back in slot play and a $10 food coupon. The bus leaves at 10:30 a.m. from E. 35th St., Bayonne. For information call Phyllis at 201-339-4517 or Kathy at 201-823-2363.
MINORITIES IN CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM
The New Jersey Laborer’s Union in partnership with the Jersey City Employment and Training Program and the City of Jersey City of Jersey City is recruiting qualified minorities to join the Laborer’s Union Apprentice Program. Applicants must be a resident of Jersey City, be African America, Latino, Native American or Asian, be at least 18 years old, be psychically able to perform the work of the trade, posses a valid driver’s license (individual’s without a license may qualify for a future class), pass a drug test and have an 8th grade reading and math level. The program entails an intensive two-week training in Jamesburg followed by two years of full-time work at a union wage. These two years will include 400 hours of related classroom instruction in Jamesburg. Interested participants should contact Betsy Padilla or Marilyn Ramirez at 973-692-6210 to schedule an interview and eligibility assessment.
HOBOKEN CHURCH’S SUMMER VOLUNTEER PROGRAM
The Saints Peter and Paul church in Hoboken is inviting local community members to volunteer their time, donate basic supplies, or donate money for the Hoboken homeless shelter during this summer and beyond. The church has been serving the local Hoboken community for 125 years, and the Hoboken Shelter, provides about 450 meals and 50 beds daily to the needy, and also gives job skills training, creative arts workshops, and permanent housing solutions to community members who need them. For information, or to volunteer at the homeless shelter, call 973-800-3295.
Hackensack Riverkeeper will host their signature environmental education program, "Eco-Cruises", from May 3 to October 12. The forty cruises, available from May to October, will take place aboard the pontoon cruisers "Edward Abbey" and "Robert H. Boyle." Trips are available for individuals, couples and families at a rate of $25 per person for adults and $10 for kids 4 to 12. Charter cruises, for up to 26 people, are available from Thursday until October 28 with a donation of $300 per boat for adult cruises and $250 for young charters. Anyone interested can call 201-968-0808.
JERSEY CITY FREE BOOKS BENEFIT
Jersey City Free Books have announced that they will begin to accept donations in order assist two disadvantaged community groups in the Philippines. The library will accept donations of children’s books and sports equipment. Jersey City Free Books is located at 297 Griffith St., Jersey City. For information visit www.jerseycityfreebooks.com.
MEET REAL-LIFE GOATS IN JERSEY CITY
The All-Volunteer team that is managing, restoring, & preserving "THE HISTORIC JERSEY CITY CEMETERY’ will host be featuring a herd of young goats from June to September at the Historic Jersey City Cemetery, located at 435 Newark Ave., Jersey City. During the next three months, Jersey City residents (especially children and families) will get to pet live goats seven days a week from 8:30 a.m. to sundown. The goats were brought to the cemetery as an eco-friendly solution to invasive plants poison-ivy and Japanese Knotwood. Those who would like to donate to the volunteer team to help continue its work to beautify the ceremony, or to get general information of the event, call 201-707-0738, or visit their website at www.jerseycitycemetery.org.
The New Jersey Meadowlands Center’s William D. McDowell Observatory is open for the public for free on Monday and Wednesday nights, excluding holidays, in March and April from 8 to 10 p.m. and in May from 8:30 to 10 p.m. Registration is not required and adults must accompany children. The observatory also offers a "Let’s Talk Astronomy" lecture series geared toward adults on Tuesday nights. Each month focuses on a specific aspect of astronomy. Each session is $5, MEC members $4. For more information, visit www.njmeadowlands.gov/ec. Contact Brian Aberback for information at 201-460-4619 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ARLINGTON WOMANS CLUB MEETING
The Arlington’s Woman’s Club meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m.at the Arlington Players Club, 12 Washington Place, Kearny. The meeting on Feb. 11 will feature a garden theme. Peggy and Ed Blixer will speak on the community garden. For information contact 201-997-2781.
ARLINGTON WOMAN’S CLUB MEETING
The Arlington Woman’s Club meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. at the Arlington Player’s Club, 12 Washington Place, Kearny. New members, ages 18 and over, are always welcome. If you are interested in being of service to the Kearny community by becoming a member, contact Arlington Woman’s Club Membership Secretary Teddie Jablonski at 973-248-6500.
KPL ONGOING EVENTS
The Kearny Public Library will host Preschool Play and Story Time for ages 2 1/2 to 4 1/2 on Tuesdays from 11 to 11:45 a.m., and Thursdays from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Kearny Public Library is located at 318 Kearny Ave. In addition, Baby Steps Story Time will take place at the Kearny Branch Library, 795 Kearny Ave., on Thursday mornings from 10:15 to 11 a.m. For information for the upcoming events call 201-998-2666 or 201-955-7988. For upcoming events visit kearnylibrary.org.
THE VEGETARIAN MARKETPLACE STARTS NEW MARKET
The Vegetarian Marketplace will be open every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Chamber Place on the corner of Jackson St. and Observer Highway. The Vegetarian Marketplace is a nonprofit organization promoting healthy lifestyles by educating communities on the health and environmental benefits of eco-friendly plant based living. For information email Jessica at email@example.com or 201-792-6335.
BAYONNE HIGH SCHOOL HALL OF FAME NOMINATIONS
Bayonne High School is now accepting nominations for the 2013 Induction into the Bayonne High School Hall of Fame. The candidate must be graduated for twenty years and had a career that has brought honor to Bayonne High School. Submissions should include a resume and as much information as possible in regard to your candidate. The information then should be forwarded to Vice Principal Eric N. Ryan, c/o Bayonne High School, 667 Avenue A, Bayonne, New Jersey 07002 with Attention : Hall of Fame Committee. The nominations will be reviewed in March and presented during April at the Bayonne High School National Honor Society Induction Ceremony. Questions may be directed to Bayonne High School’s Main office at 201-858-5900.
GRACE THEATRE WORKSHOP CLASSES
The Grace Theatre Workshop Inc. is holding registrations for a theatre training program for children ages eight and up, Mondays through Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Jose Marti Freshman Academy, 1800 Summit Ave., Union City. To register kids must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. All classes are free but registration is $30 per student. For information log on to gracetheatre.com.
SUPER DIAPER AND FORMULA DRIVE
The York Project have announced the "super" diaper and formula drive to support woman and children in need. Deliveries can be made Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. and will continue throughout the year. Contact ShaBree Henry, Development Office at 201-451-8225 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘BARE SOLES’ BY THE KENNEDY DANCERS
The Kennedy Dancers present an evening of dance, music, spoken word and visual arts on the last Saturday of every month at Kennedy Dancers Inc., 79 Central Ave., Jersey City. Light refreshments and open discussion to follow the performances will take place. For $8 advanced tickets, $10 at the door, call 201-659-2190. Visit kennedydancers.org for information.
WOW COMEDY SHOW
Alex Csedrik, a stand-up comedian who performed at the 2014 Black Box Festival, will host and produce "WOW Comedy at The Shannon" every third Wednesday of the month. The show features a line-up from the tri-state area and runs from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Attendees pay a $10 cover charge and can enjoy half-priced wine. The events will take place 106 1st St., Hoboken. For information email email@example.com.
BOOK DISCUSSON GROUP AT KPL
The Kearny Public Library holds its monthly book discussion group on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. The 2014 book selections are "The Liars Club" by Mary Carr in April, "Tilt-a-Whirl" by Chris Grabenstein in May, "Cousin Bette" by Honore de Balzac in June, "Labor Day" by Joyce Maynard in Sept., "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn in October and "Bel Canto" by Ann Patchett in Nov. For anyone interested in joining in copies of each book are available in the Main Library while supplies last. The discussions will take place on the lower level of the Main Library, located at 318 Kearny Ave., Kearny. For information call 201-998-2666 or visit kearnylibrary.org.
PREMIERE STAGES SUBMISSIONS
Premiere Stages, the professional theatre company in residence at Kean University, is now accepting submissions for the 10th Annual Premiere Stages Play Festival. This yearly competition for unproduced scripts offers developmental and production opportunities to four playwrights born or currently residing in the greater metropolitan area. Premiere will accept submissions through Jan. 15, and select four finalists on Feb. 27. Complete submission guidelines are available at http://www.kean.edu/premierestages/play.asp.
PROVDENT BANK’S 175TH ANNIVERSARY
In celebration with the 175th Anniversary the Provident Bank will offer new services including a business advantage checking account that provides cash back, no minimum balance, free 24-hour telephone banking and more. For information 201-858-8101 or 201-332-6001.
HUDSON VICINAGE IS SEEKING GUARDIANSHIP MONITORING VOLUNTEERS
Judiciary’s Guardianship Monitoring Program (GMP) is seeking volunteers, as of January 2014, to help ensure that incapacitated adults under court-authorized guardianships are treated with dignity and integrity. Volunteers will spend 6 to 12 hours a month working in the Hudson County Surrogate’s Office on 595 Newark Ave. in Jersey City during business hours. GMP volunteers must be 18 years of age or older and must agree to comply with the Code of Conduct for Judiciary Volunteers. Contact Tammy Kendig for information at 609-292- 9580 or visit njcourts.com. Questions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to the Richard J. Hughes Justice Complex on 25 Market Street.
MUSIC AT MIDDAY
Each Wednesday at 11:45 a.m. all are invited to attend Music at Midday, a free half hour weekly concert debuting Feb. 19 at Our Lady of Grace Church, 400 Willow Ave., Hoboken. Contact Julia Dugger at 201-526-4304 or email@example.com for information.
THE KENNEDY DANCERS
The Kennedy Dancers will be offering the following classes for adults and children: Adults – Sign up on www.hccc.edu for the following classes in partnership with HCCC Community Education: World Ethnic Dance, Belly Dance, Latin Dance and Zumba Intensive. Hip Hop classes are available on Fridays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. for adults 18 and over. Zumba classes are available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. Visit kennedydancers.org for a detailed schedule. The Kennedy Dancers offers ballet, tap, belly dance, hip hop, gymnastics and tumbling classes for youngsters. Also, there will be creative dance classes for children with special needs. Dancing and singing classes are available for kids 2 to 3 years old. Visit www.kennedydancers.org or call 201-659-2190 for more information. First time registrants can use the promo code "7981DANCE" for $30 off their registration fees.
PUERTO RICAN DRUM AND DANCE
Segunda Quimbamba Folkloric Center will hold workshops on how to dance and drum to Puerto Rico’s folkloric music from through Dec. 15 at 629 Grove St., Jersey City. Workshops are open to adults and children over 6 and will be held on Fridays from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Sundays from 2 to 4 p.m.
HUDSON COUNTY ANIMAL LEAGUE EVENTS
Hudson County Animal League will host adoptions every Sunday from noon to 4:30 p.m. at Fussy Friends at 148 Newark Avenue, Jersey City. For information call 201-895-3874. HCAL will also host adoptions every Sunday from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Petsmart at 400 Mill Creek Mall in Secaucus. For information call 201-200-1008 or 201-895-3874. Saturday adoptions take place from noon to 4 p.m. at PetValu at 3017 Crossing Way, Bayonne. For information call 201-895-3874 or 201-200-1008.
JERSEY CITY QUILTERS MEETING
The Jersey City Quilters meet the first Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon in the downstairs of St. Aloysius Church, 691 West Side Ave. (inside Lincoln Park), Jersey City. New members and guests are always welcome. For information call 201-433-6365.
KENNEDY DANCERS ZUMBA CLASSES
Lynette Belardo will host a Zumba class every Tuesday at The Kennedy Dancers Studio. The classes take place from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m at 79 Central Ave. in Jersey City. For information call 201-659-2190.
VOLUNTEERS FOR THE ST. MARY ADVOCATES THRIFT SHOP
The St. Mary Advocates (formally the Hoboken University Medical Center Auxiliary) is looking for volunteers for the Thrift Shop, 536 Garden St., Hoboken. To volunteer call 201-963-0743, Wednesday-Saturday.
UMMI OFFERING PARENT EDUCATION CLASSES
UMMI will be offering Parent Education Classes on Mondays from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Mary Bethune Ctr, 140 Martin Luther King Dr., Jersey City. Bring a pen and paper and no child care will be available. For information contact Elizabeth "Alajwanje" Perry at 201-282-7988 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HUDSON COUNTY 4-H VOLUNTEERS
Hudson County 4-H is seeking volunteers who enjoy working with children to be leaders for community youth clubs. The program is looking for volunteers over the age of 18. No experience required. Training will be provided. For information call 973-353-1338 x109.
ROYAL MEN FOUNDATION
The Royal Men Foundation’s aim is to improve men’s attitudes on life, women, family, fatherhood and self values. The group was men to "help take back our city one street at a time." The group meets every Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bergenview (The Old YMCA) 654 Bergen Ave, Jersey City. For infomation, call Duquann Sweeney at 201-284-1172 or Amin Clayton at 551-358-6403.
TEEN PARENT PROGRAM
Hudson County Schools of Technology, Bella Babies Childcare Program and Career Academy High School will offer an educational opportunity for any Hudson County high school student with a child. Students will have an opportunity to choose a vocational class and learn a trade while achieving their high school diploma. Free childcare will be offered. Space is limited. To register, apply at 525 Montgomery St., Jersey City. For information visit www.hcstonline.org or call Mrs. Bilyj 201-631-6379.
WEEHAWKEN SENIOR CITIZENS CLUB
The Weehawken Senior Citizens Club is looking for new members who enjoy bingo and friendship. The club meets in the air-conditioned Nutrition Center at 201 Highland Ave., Weehawken, on the first and third Fridays of each month. For information call 201-867-5126.
MARIST HIGH SCHOOL FLEA MARKET
There will be a flea market on the second Saturday of each month from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the cafeteria at Marist High School, 1241 Kennedy Blvd., Bayonne. Tables are available for the following rates: $20 for a 6 foot table and $35 for a 12 foot table. For information contact Fleamarket@mpa.marist.org.
GREEN WARDERS MEETINGS
Green Warders of Jersey City Inc., an environmental sustainability nonprofit organization holds its meetings on the fourth Monday of each month from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. unless there is a federal holiday at the Mary Bethune Life Center, 140 Martin Luther King Drive, Jersey City. For more information, call Jayson H. Burg at 201-240-5351.
UNION CITY KARATE RECREATION PROGRAM
Registration for Union City’s karate recreation program for boys and girls ages 6 to 14 will be held at the Jose Marti Freshman Academy, 1800 Summit Ave. every Saturday in November from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. All registering must bring a proof of Union City address, two recent photos (2×2) and a birth certificate. For information call 201-348-5754.
NAPW HUDSON COUNTY LOCAL CHAPTER MEETINGS
The National Association of Professional Women will hold their Hudson County Local Chapter meetings every fourth Friday of the month at the Vroom Street Church, Community Hall, 155 Vroom St., Jersey City, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The meetings will allow women to interact, exchange ideas, educate and empower eachother. Light refreshments are available and raffles will be held. For information call 201-618-5745.
13 U BASEBALL CLUB TEAM REGISTRATION
The Baseball 13 U Club Team is accepting applications for its team this Fall. Interested participants should call Mike Garcia at 201-294-3822 for registration and information.
CANTIGAS WOMEN’S CHOIR AUDITIONS
Cantigas Women’s Choir is seeking committed singers for its upcoming 2012-2013 season. The Hoboken-based all-female group brings women of the community together to explore the rich tradition of women’s singing and perform a broad spectrum of global music. The group rehearses on Thursday nights from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Mustard Seed School, 422 Willow Ave., Hoboken. There are limited spaces available for committed and experienced choral singers. Auditions will be held by appointment and reading skills are desirable, but not required. To schedule an audition contact Artistic Director Joan Litman at email@example.com or visit one of the rehearsals in September.
HOULIHAN’S TRIVIA NIGHT
Houlihan’s, 151 Lefante Way, Bayonne, hosts team trivia night at the bar and lounge every Thursday night from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. There will be prizes, giveaways and fun. Happy hour is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and select martinis for $5 at the bar and lounge. For more information call 201-858-0400 or visit http://houlihans.com.
EAST DISTRICT COMMANDER’S MEETING
East District Commander’s Meeting meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at M.S. 4 on Bright Street, Jersey City. For more information call Joseph Connors, East District Commander, 201-547-5470 or the tip Line 201-547-JAIL.
HISTORIC OGDEN AVE. ON TV
Dennis Doran describes the history of various places along Ogden Ave. in the Heights. The area has a colorful history and Dennis knows all the stories. The show airs on Comcast’s public accss channel 51 Mondays at 9:30 p.m., Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m., and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. and on Verizon FIOS channel 38 Mondays at 6 p.m., Wednesdays at 9:30 p.m., and Fridays at 7 p.m. Show also streams on website: http://www.channel125.com/tp12.htm MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS MEETING
Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. through June at the Secaucus Public Library and Business Resource Center, 1379 Paterson Plank Rd. All are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Kevin at 201-320-0100 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GENESIS EDUCATIONAL CENTER
Genesis Educational Center, 317 Third St., Jersey City has open enrollment for infants to 9th grade. For more information or to visit the school call 201-798-0642, extension 2, or visit the website at riversidecares.org and select the drop down for Genesis.
M-POWER MEN’S SUPPORT GROUP
Hudson Pride Connections Center will launch "M-Power," a monthly support group for gay, bisexual and questioning men in Hudson County. The group will be facilitated by Keith Anderson, who recently joined the Hudson Pride staff. Visit www.hudsonpride.org for more information.
ZUMBA JO FUNDRAISING PROGRAM
The Zumba Jo fundraising program takes place every Monday and Wednesday from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School gym, 99 Broadway, Jersey City. The donation is $5. Bring water and wear your workout gear. For more information call 201-320-0559.
FATHERS WITH VISION AND UNITY SUPPORT GROUP
The Fathers with Vision support group is a safe, accepting, non-judgemental place where fathers can talk about parenthood. Discussions cover a wide array of subjects which include spirituality and growth, dealing with stress, meeting personal needs, styles of discipline, and familial dynamics. The group meets Wednesdays, at the Urban League, 253 Martin Luther King Drive, Jersey City from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. For more information call Gerard Crawford 201-918-9942 or Doreen F at 856-404-8646.
GFWC PENINSULA WOMEN’S CLUB
Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. in the Trinity Parish Hall located on 5th St. at Broadway. New members are always welcome. Membership is open to any women age 18 and over. Some of their projects include an ongoing food drive for the H.I.G.H.W.A.Y.S. food pantry, collecting items for patients at NJ Veteran’s Hospitals, Pajama Story Time for Jumpstart’s Read for the Record, and marching in the Columbus Day Parade. For more information visit www.peninsulawc.org or email email@example.com.
NEWPORT CENTRE FARMER’S MARKET
The Farmer’s Market returns to Newport Centre Mall in Jersey City on Tuesdays through Thursdays to serve up an assortment of fresh vegetables, juicy fruits, delicious baked goods, gourmet nuts and much more. The market in conjunction with Jersey Fresh, will be near PayHalf Court on Level today at 7 p.m. For more information call 201-626-2025 or visit www.simon.com.
ST. JOSEPH’S/MICHAEL’S FLEA MARKET IN UNION CITY
St. Joseph’s/Michael’s Flea Market at the Bargain Basement, 420 15th St., Union City, will be open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., now featuring fall clothing for men, women and children, pots and pans, linens, blankets, and other items.
MCDONALD’S CHESS CAFE
McDonald’s chess cafe, 390 Martin Luther King Drive, in the Hub, invites chess players to compete in chess games on Thursdays at 6 p.m. and every other Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
HOBOKEN UPTOWN FARMERS MARKET
The Hoboken Uptown Farmers Market will be open on Thursdays through October from 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the corner of 13 and Hudson St.
NJCU has launched a newly designed website with a dynamic feature for NJCU alumni. With the click of a computer key you’ll join your alma mater’s new online community. The Gothic Alumni Connection will help you locate old friends and stay in touch with classmates. Follow the simple instructions to create and customize your own profile, post photos, and contact fellow alumni. go to www.njcu.edu and click on Alumni on the left-hand column. Select First Time Login on the top of your screen. Complete three simple steps: 1. Enter your last name. 2. Enter your personal NJCU identification number. 3. Click "next." If you have any difficulty contact the Alumni Relations Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 201-200-3196.
DANCE FITNESS CLUB
Zumba classes will be offered at the Mary Mcleod Bethune Life Center, 140 Martin Luther King Dr., in Jersey City on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. For more information contact the instructor Denise Rose-Booker at 201-455-4736.
JERSEY CITY PIRANHA SWIM TEAM SEASON BEGINS
The Jersey City Piranha Swim Team will hold practices Monday through Thursday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Pavonia Pool. The program is free. For information call 201-547-5003.
The Centro Romeu Cascaes Portuguese American Community Center, 308 William St., Harrison will resume regular Zumba classes on Mondays and Thursdays and zumba toning class on Wednesdays. The one hour class starts at 7:30 p.m. One class is $10 and a 10 class card is $80. For more information or to register, call Maria Marieiro at 973-482-0631 or 201-401-0826 or email email@example.com.
SECAUCUS LIBRARY FRIENDS MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
Secaucus Public Library and Business Resource Center, 1379 Paterson Plank Rd., Friends of the Library requires annual dues for the membership period through Sep. 30. Membership dues are $10 for an individual, $20 for a family, $5 for a student or senior citizen, $150 for a Lifetime Member and $250 for a corporate benefactor. Sign-up forms for membership are available at the library. Checks should be made payable to Friends of the Secaucus Public Library. For additional information, contact library director Jenifer May at 201-330-2083 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
DA BRIDGE SINGING GROUP
Singing group Da Bridge is looking for singers, dancers, writers, and musicians to help bridge the gap between cultures in the community using love and the freedom of expresssion. All ages are welcome. For more information, call Maurice and Lanetta Luke 201-491-9850.
SCILS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS TO HELP BLIND
Senior Community Independent Living Service (SCILS) is looking for volunteers to help blind or visually impaired seniors. Volunteers provide telephone reassurance or read to these seniors in their home. Contact Visiting Homemaker Service at 201-656-6001 and ask for the SCILS program.
ZUMBA CLASSES HELD AT OUR LADY OF GRACE CHURCH
Zumba classes are held every Thursday from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Grace Church Parish Hall, corner of 5th Street and Willow Avenue. Cost of the class is $10 or you can purchase a ten class card for $90. Bring a friend. Contact Megan Moffit, certified Zumba instructor at 201-659-0369 or send an email to email@example.com with any questions.
KENNEDY DANCERS DANCE CLASSES FOR SENIORS
The Kennedy Dancers, a non-profit dance school located at 79 Central Ave., Jersey City, will offer several classes for people 62 and over at the studio:
Zumba Gold will take place every Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. at the studio. This super body work out combines easy dance movements with fun Latin and world music. The class is especially designed to promote dexterity, flexibility and endurance for the more mature person.
Body Flow will take place every Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. The class is a carefully designed stretch & fitness program developed from Yoga, Tai Chi and Pilates with both standing and seatedexercises that will work your body gently help you develop endurance, strength, and flexibility. They also use deep breathing, meditation & other healingexercise in these programs.
People over the age of 62 can enjoy a basic Latin ballroom class every Thursday at 12:30 p.m. Beginners and moreintermediate dancers are welcome. The teacher is a Latin Ballroom specialist who’ll include Salsa, Bachatta, Merengue and Cha Cha Cha. Partners are not necessary.
Anyone younger than 61-years-old who would like to attend any one of these 3 classes will have to pay a nominal fee of $6 per class. For information call 201-659-2190.
TIME TO READ TO THE DOGS AT THE HOBOKEN LIBRARY
The third Wednesday of every month at 3 p.m. is dog time at the Hoboken Library, 500 Park Ave. Sheffield, a terrier, and Sofie, a shepherd, will be there to listen to new and practicing readers perfect their skills with the friendliest, furriest coaches around. Children must be able to read to attend. For more information or to register, call the library at 201-420-2348.
AMERICAN LEGION POST 33 OF NORTH BERGEN
Meetings are the third Thursday of the month 8 p.m. at the Community Center, 1441 45th St., North Bergen.
THE FAMILY SUPPORT ORGANIZATION
The Family Support Organization Youth Group meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. All youths ages 13 to 21 are encouraged to join to participate in a variety of fun and interactive activities, field trips, and workshops to support families facing difficult situations. Membership is free. For more information, call La-Trenda Ross 201-915-5140 ext. 15.
HOBOKEN FIRE DEPARTMENT MUSEUM
The Hoboken Fire Department Museum is opened Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. It’s located on 213 Bloomfield St., Hoboken. It features a restored 1932 fire engine and display cases of fire equipment. Admission is free for children and $2 for adults.
ST. JOSEPH’S/MICHAEL’S FLEA MARKET IN UNION CITY
St. Joseph’s/Michael’s Flea Market at the Bargain Basement, 420 15th St., Union City, will be open every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., now featuring summer clothing for men, women and children, pots and pans, linens, blankets, and other items.
HUDSON COUNTY YOUTH PROGRAM
Hudson YouthBuild will hold a Youth Employment Readiness Program for low-income young people ages 16 through 21 who are currently unemployed or underemployed and seeking career counseling. The office is at 591 Summit Ave., Suite 700, Jersey City. For information call 201-656-5101.
CAUSE CENTER NEEDS YOUR DONATIONS
The Cause Center Thrift Shop in Jersey City is looking for donations of clothes, handbags, linens, bedding, toys, jewelry, dishware, etc. These items are used to generate in come for the Cause Center’s food pantry. Donations can be dropped off at 741 Bergen Ave. between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Call 201-432-2824 or 201-780-2513 if you need your donations picked up.
VOLUNTEER AT ST. ANN’S HOME FOR THE AGED
Brighten the day of the residents St. Ann’s Home for the Aged by donating your time. If you are not comfortable with direct care we have needs in the gift shop, the reception desk, or office work. 201-433-0950 ext. 522.
MINISTRY FOR MEN
Ministry for Men are hosting a Mind Edifying Nourishment every Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m., at Mary McLeod Bethune Life Center, 134-150 Martin Luther King Drive, Jersey City. Refreshments will be served and admission is free. For information, call 201-873-0229.
BAYONNE PUBLIC LIBRARY HEALTHY BONES PROGRAM
The Bayonne Public Library, 697 Ave. C, Bayonne hosts a free "Healthy Bones" exercise program at 10 a.m. Mondays in the upstairs gallery of the main library, 697 Ave. Call 201-436-1928 for more information.
ENTERTAINMENT COUPON BOOK FUNDRAISER
The United Cerebral Palsy of Hudson County, Inc. in North Bergen is raising funds to support programs for the developmentally disabled by selling entertainment books. The price is $30 for Bergen, Essex, Middlesex, and Monmouth counties. The book includes hundreds of discount coupons. For more information, or to order a book, call 201-662-8120 or 551-265-3512.
THURSDAY AFTER SCHOOL STORYTIMES
Kids at play in the park means extra spaces at the After School Storytime, every Thursday at 3:15 p.m. Hoboken resident children with a Hoboken library card can hear stories, sing songs and do crafts. Ages 4 and up with registration starting 30 minutes before program. Call 201-420-2348 for information.
NEW DAY REHOBOTH CHURCH OF CHRIST FOOD PANTRY
New Day Rehoboth Church of Christ has a food pantry every third Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Located at 126 Rutgers Ave., Jersey City. For more information, 201-892-1172.
LEARN ENGLISH EASILY
ESL English classes will be provided for native Spanish-speakers who want to learn English. A six-week program will be provided for the student. For fees and more information, call 201-435-6240.
NONCREDIT SUMMER AND FALL CLASSES AT HCCC
Hudson County Community College is offering noncredit courses in fields such as nursing, culinary arts and more this summer and fall. Register online or at 162 Sip Ave., Jersey City. For information call 201-360-4246.
ART CLASSES AT JCC
The Jewish Community Center, 1050 Kennedy Blvd., Bayonne, is offering art classes on Thursday mornings from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information and a fee schedule, call Edie Horn at 201-437-4978 or Margaret Suarez at 201-437-2518.
Here are some local volunteering opportunities in Hudson County:
PERC (Palisades Emergency Residence Corp.) — provides emergency shelter for homeless individuals and families, a soup kitchen and food pantry for people who are hungry and community services including our PERC Kids program for low-income children. For information call 201-348-8150.
Jersey Cares — Opportunities in Jersey City with Jersey Cares: Earth Keepers, Hunger Helpers and Marketplace.
Hudson Partnership CMO — Hudson Partnership CMO is a non-profit agency that manages the care for families who have children with mental health and or behavioral health needs from 5 to 20 years of age. HPCMO is looking for male and female volunteers who have a specialty area or a skill they would like to teach or introduce to youth. For information call 201-537-1429.
Donate Life — Volunteering opportunities include Donate Life Ambassadors, Certified Volunteer with speaker training, High School Heroes Program, College Initiative Program, Motor Vehicle Ambassadors and Field and periodic Office assignments. Volunteers under 18 are welcome to participate with signed parental permission or parental accompaniment. For information call 201-241-6284.
The New Jersey Room of the Jersey City Free Public Library is looking for the oldest families in Hudson County as part of the celebration for Hudson County’s 350th anniversary. For more information, call 201-547-4503.
Concerned Citizens of Bayonne meets the second Wednesday of the month, 7:30 p.m. September-June at CWV Post 1612, 18 West 23rd St., Bayonne. More information: 201-858-1623 or 201-823-4890.
Rotary Club of Kearny meets every Wednesday, at 12:15 p.m. at La Fiamma Restaurant, 440 Harrison Ave. in Harrison. Every effort is made to conduct meeting and have lunch within a limited time frame. All business leaders in the area are invited. For information, call Jose Fernandez at 201-991-1040
Hudson Toastmasters meets the first and third Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Bayonne Free Public Library. Guests are always welcome to attend. For information, visit toastmasters.org.
WomenRising of Hudson County holds a domestic violence education group meeting every Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at 6601 Park Ave., Second Floor, West New York. For information, call 201-333-5700 or 201-866-9320 ext. 225.
The Bayonne Quilt Club meets Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the first floor at the Fourth Street Senior Center, Fourth Street and Story Court. All quilts crafted by the group are donated to community organizations. Donations of used sewing machines in good working order, cotton fabrics and threads are welcome.
The Disabled American Veterans Captain P.J.E. Hogan Chapter No. 5 meets the first Wednesday of every month at 8 p.m. at the Post Clubrooms, 14 W. Seventh St., Bayonne.
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